AskDefine | Define crave

Dictionary Definition



1 have a craving, appetite, or great desire for [syn: hunger, thirst, starve, lust]
2 plead or ask for earnestly

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To want strongly as to satisfy an appetite. To long for, to yearn.


Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Crave or craving may refer to:
Crave or craving may also be:
  • Taṇhā, a concept in Buddhism
  • Jaimee Foxworth (born 1979), used the stage name Crave in adult films
  • A blog and video podcast on CNET

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ache, adjure, appeal, appeal to, apply for, ask, ask for, aspire after, beg, beg leave, beseech, bespeak, brace, call for, call for help, call on, call upon, choose, clamor for, conjure, covet, crave after, crawl after, cry for, cry on, cry to, demand, desiderate, desire, dream, entreat, file for, hanker, hanker after, hunger, hunger after, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate, indent, invoke, kneel to, lust, lust after, make a request, make a requisition, make application, necessitate, obtest, order, pant after, pine, plead, plead for, pray, put in for, request, require, requisition, run mad after, run to, sigh, supplicate, take, thirst, thirst after, want, whistle for, wish
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